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No Bake Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas Ornaments Recipe

Easy, DIY Christmas ornament craft using a cinnamon and applesauce dough.
Course Craft
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings 10 ornaments


  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons basic white glue
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg or cloves


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Use a spatula and make sure all the cinnamon is absorbed into the applesauce.
  • Gather the dough with your hands. Knead it several times, pressing the dough firmly into a ball. It will be about the size of a softball.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon on a cutting board or other smooth surface. Flatten the ball into a disc with your hands. Using a rolling pin, begin to roll out the dough. Turn the dough several times while rolling, adding more cinnamon to prevent sticking.
  • Roll until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick and cut out the shapes using cookie cutters.
  • Gather the leftover dough after the first cutting and again knead it several times, pressing it firmly into a ball. Repeat the rolling process.
  • Repeat until all the dough is used.
  • Lay the ornaments on a cookie sheet covered with wax or parchment paper. Using a skewer or small straw, make a hole in the top of each ornament.
  • Ornaments should dry in 24 to 48 hours. It helps to turn them occasionally so they dry evenly.
  • String with a piece of twine or ribbon to hang.


I made three batches of dough and got 36 ornaments.